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Mitsubishi Electric unveils Emirai 4 autonomous EV concept for Tokyo

It switches between human and robot driving.

It's billed as a "Smart Mobility Concept Car."

Report
Self-driving Mitsubishis could use adapted missile technology

Advanced military tech could be headed to a car near you, as Mitsubishi Motors taps its sister company's defense tech to adapt to driverless vehicles.

Report
DoJ fines Japanese parts firms $740M in massive automotive price-fixing scandal

Nine Japanese suppliers have pleaded guilty in US court over charges of price fixing in the automotive parts industry, resulting in the Department of Justice doling out a total of $740 million of fines, according to a report from Brandon Turkus

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New EV motor from Mitsubishi Electric increases efficiency, reduces size

Batteries are usually the focus of technological advances when it comes to electric vehicles, but a new product announcement by Mitsubishi Electric reminds us that is not the only EV element that can be improved. The company has unveiled a new motor design that integrates the inverter – the electronics that regulate the flow of electricity between battery pack and motor – reducing the footprint of the drivetrain and freeing up spa

Mitsubishi Electric develops fuel-saving motor controller unit for electric power steering systems

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it's developed the world's smallest and lightest motor controller unit for electric power steering systems in automobiles. This compact unit is claimed to be half the size and 70 percent the weight of the company's current products. Despite its compact size, Mitsubishi Electric claims to have improved output power of its motor controller by roughly 30 percent through optimization of the e

Mitsubishi to launch commercial electric van in Japan by end of 2011

Mitsubishi Motors announced its intentions to launch a compact, battery-electric delivery van in Japan by the end of 2011. The automaker plans on selling 10,000 of the commercial-use vans as quickly as possible and targets a sub-two million yen ($24,450 U.S. at the current exchange rate) price after government subsidies are factored in. Mitsubishi president Osamu Masuko said the company's intentions are to produce an electric van after hand

Mitsubishi i-MiEV treks across Canada, just to prove that it can be done

Can the Mitsubishi i-MiEV successfully travel across Canada's vast expanses? Well, the simple answer is yes, of course it can. That is, provided that you have ample time to complete the journey and some Eaton quick-charging systems along your planned route. With these prerequisites, the electric vehicles (EVs) have virtually unlim

Mitsubishi again discusses lower i-MiEV price target of $22,000 by 2012

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Report: Mitsubishi working on battery swapping for transit buses, Better Place not involved

The big announcement regarding battery swapping in Japan came just days ago as Better Place officially kicked off its taxi battery-swapping station. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has tried to steal a bit of the thunder by casually announcing its own swapping plans. No

Mitsubishi looks ahead with an electric i

Mitsubishi is going to take good look at the viability of all-electric motoring, this after announcing its plan to sell an all-electric vehicle in the Japan and U.S. in the near future. It has just introduced a new research platform, the i MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle), a four-passenger EV based on the company's podlike i kei car.